Telecom

March 12, 2020

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MTN reports commercial momentum, announces stepping down of CEO

MTN Group has announced an encouraging set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019 and that group president and CEO Rob Shuter would be stepping down from his role at the end of his contract in March 2021.

Commenting on the results, Shuter said: “In 2019, the 25th anniversary of MTN Group, we delivered commercial momentum across our operations as well as great progress in our strategy and strong financial results, despite challenging"...

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March 12, 2020

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Zain annual report calls for global sustainable solutions to save the planet

Zain Group, the mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has published its annual thought leadership report, this year entitled, “The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet.”

The report captures how the circular economy fits into helping address some of the devasting impacts of climate change.

This"...

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March 4, 2020

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Safaricom unveils new no-expiry postpay plans for its customers

Kenya's leading telco Safaricom has unveiled revamped PostPay plans that will offer customers bundled voice, data and SMS with no-expiry. The new plans launched yesterday will be available on a 30-day basis with any unused resources rolling over to the next month.

The new proposition also adds the convenience of customers joining from the comfort of their phones, removing the need to visit Safaricom Shops and fill application forms.

“Last"...

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March 2, 2020

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Telecom Operators Collaborate to Build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA Support

Leading operators; China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica and TIM have joined forces, with the support of the GSMA, to develop an interoperable platform to make edge compute capabilities widely and easily available.

The platform to be developed in 2020, will make local operator assets and capabilities, such as latency, compute and storage available to application developers and software vendors enabling"...

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March 1, 2020

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BICS joins SMART Africa Alliance to implement free roaming initiative

BICS, a global communications enabler, has joined the SMART Africa Alliance and is supporting its ‘One Africa Network’ (OAN).

The project is working to reduce roaming charges among the 30 participating African countries, which collectively represent over 750 million people. The partnership was signed on Thursday 27th February in Brussels, Belgium by Lacina Koné, Smart Africa’s Director General and Daniel Kurgan, CEO of BICS.

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March 1, 2020

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GSMA: ICT Industry Agrees Landmark Science-based Pathway to Reach Net Zero Emissions

The ICT industry is today taking an unprecedented step forward in tackling climate change with the release of the first-ever science-based pathway to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across the telecoms sector. This supports the GSMA’s commitment to helping the mobile industry achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The new Science-Based Target (SBT) is the result of a collaboration between the ITU, GeSI, the GSMA, and SBTi to develop"...

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February 28, 2020

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Mavenir and MTI Announce First OpenRAN O-RAN Interface Remote Radio Unit (RRU) Portfolio

Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native, Network Software Provider and MTI announce the first commercial portfolio of OpenRAN RRUs with the O-RAN interface. The initial portfolio consists of 2x20W RRUs for B3, B20, B7 and 2x40W for B5, B28, B71 with general availability in Q2 2020. More variants and additional band support will be added over time.

This portfolio underpins the ability to start transitioning from walled garden systems"...

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February 28, 2020

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Mavenir Simplifies Deployment of 5G Cloud Solutions with Business Partners

Mavenir has announced integration of its 5G cloud-native telecom network functions (CNFs) with VMware’s container-ready Telco Cloud running on Dell Technologies’ edge computing solutions 5G deployments. Mavenir’s 5G deployments, pre-integrated and tested on Dell and VMware infrastructure will help speed deployments, simplify and reduce barriers for deploying 5G while providing new capabilities, including:

  • Integration of open source Container as a Service (CaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)"...

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February 27, 2020

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Liquid Telecom launches 'Liquid Home' fast fibre broadband in Kigali

Liquid Telecom Rwanda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has launched Liquid Home, affordable super-fast broadband.

This announcement coincides with the company’s re-brand of its retail arm from Hai to Liquid Home.

“With Liquid Home, users get unlimited high-speed internet, significant price reductions and free installation across all of"...

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February 26, 2020

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AirtelTigo launches unlimited call bundles

Ghana’s telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even simpler for its customers and enable them to call their family and friends without worrying about depleting airtime.

The new unlimited call bundles have been designed after extensive research and feedback from customers, who highlighted the need for bundles that last longer and give greater value.

With"...

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